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Kelly Sporn

Senior Policy Advisor

London

Kelly Sporn
Kelly Sporn

Senior Policy Advisor

London

Kelly is a Senior Policy Advisor in the International Environment, Climate and Regulatory Law Group, based in London. She specialises in sustainability/ESG policy and regulatory strategy.

Kelly joined Allen & Overy in 2020 from the Regulatory Policy team at Barclays, where she led engagement on a number of dossiers including sustainability, retail and markets regulation. She worked with senior management, multiple business lines and functions to help develop the bank’s response to sustainability and related regulatory proposals.  She represented Barclays on the FCA-PRA Climate Financial Risk Forum Innovation Working Group.

 

Prior to joining Barclays in 2017, Kelly was a managing associate at Linklaters LLP. She specialised in markets regulation, structured products and derivatives, advising banks, corporates, funds, financial markets infrastructure firms and trade associations. She has broad in-house experience, including policy, legal and business roles.

News & insights

Ocean

Publications: 30 APRIL 2021

Towards mandatory TCFD

The recommendations of the Task Force for Climate-related Disclosures (TCFD) are voluntary, but are fast gaining traction within sustainability/ESG policy and regulation.

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Green leaves/petals

Publications: 26 APRIL 2021

EU Taxonomy Regulation: Climate Technical Screening Criteria a step closer to the statute books

The EU Taxonomy Regulation has been in force since 2020, but a critical element of the Regulation – the Technical Screening Criteria (TSC) – has yet to be formally agreed. The European Commission’s…

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Aerial shot - several ice bergs in blue water with small canoe floating in the middle

News: 02 APRIL 2021

A&O to host a virtual conference on the global transition to a sustainable economy

The transition of the economy to align with the Paris Agreement aims and the UN Sustainable Development Goals is set to dominate the next decade.

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Bird's eye view of a tropical beach next to a forest

Publications: 18 MARCH 2021

Framing securities lending for the sustainability era: ISLA-A&O white paper

Sustainability has become a key issue in financial services. In our joint white paper published with the International Securities Lending Association (ISLA), we have examined how securities lending…

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